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5 Reasons Why Your Check Engine Light Is On

5 Reasons Why Your Check Engine Light Is On

The most anxiety-inducing warning light that can come on your dashboard is the check engine light. The check engine warning is so feared because of how ambiguous it can be. It can come on for a number of reasons, all ranging in severity. When this light comes on, it is important for you to bring your car to an auto repair shop for engine diagnostics. Below are 5 common reasons for a lit check engine light.   #1: Loose, Broken, or Damaged Gas Lid This problem is the cheapest and easiest to fix. When your light comes on, you should first check the gas cap. When your gas lid is damaged or not fastened, the gasoline in the tank can evaporate. Your car’s computer will catch this and trigger the light to come on.   #2: Failing Oxygen Sensor The O2 sensor is a part of your vehicle’s exhaust system, and it is in charge of measuring oxygen levels. It sends the info to your car computer and uses it to calculate a balanced air to fuel mixture.   #3: Malfunctioni ... read more

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